An Interesting Form of Partible Inheritance Robinson, Thomas [d. 1747]. The Common Law of Kent: Or, The Customs of Gavelkind. With an Appendix Concerning Borough-English. [London]: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, 1788. xx, 300,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards by Philip Dusel, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to title page and a few other places. A handsome copy. $450. * Second and final edition. Gavelkind is a type of land tenure used mostly in Kent, but also in other parts of England, Ireland and Wales. It is a form of partible inheritance in which land descends equally to the decedent's sons. It was common during the Saxon era, but was gradually supplanted by primogeniture after 1066. The first edition was published in 1741. English Short-Title Catalogue T100327.
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